Findings on oral drug to be presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

November 30, 2022

Elacestrant may improve care of metastatic ER+/HER2- tumors Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 30, 2022) — Phase III results of EMERALD, a clinical trial evaluating a novel oral drug therapy for metastatic ER-positive/HER2-negative (ER+/HER2-) breast cancer, will be presented Thursday, Dec. 8, at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). Virginia Kaklamani, MD, […]

Dr. Virginia Kaklamani


Mays Cancer Center awarded American Cancer Society grant to boost individualized, timely, equitable care

November 14, 2022

Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to enhance individualized, timely and equitable access to care for cancer patients and their families. The effort will feature use of an innovative mobile app to provide nutritional support and real-time symptom management to patients undergoing anti-cancer treatment, particularly the underserved and those living long distances from the clinic.




Mays Cancer Center Partners with Nation’s Top Cancer Organizations to Endorse Initiative to Increase Lung Cancer Screening in the United States

November 1, 2022

Joint call to action urges individuals, providers and insurers to increase access to and utilization of low-dose CT screening for those at high risk for lung cancer Contact: Eileen Teves, 210-450-7239, tevese@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 1, 2022) – Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, accounting for almost 25% of […]




‘We have an obligation to help others’

October 28, 2022

For teenager Arhan Rao, repurposing an antidepressant drug to treat cancer is the opening act in a career of serving patients by finding new ways to stop tumors. Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 28, 2022) — As Arhan Rao, 17, watched his grandfather sicken with cancer and die three years ago, a goal […]

Photo of Arhan Rao, 17, in Research Lab at UT Health San Antonio



Experts support continued colonoscopy use to prevent and detect colorectal cancer

October 27, 2022

Mays Cancer Center/UT Health San Antonio panel responds to recent study Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 27, 2022) — A recently published European study that minimizes the benefits of colonoscopy to prevent colorectal cancer diagnoses and deaths has several limitations and must not deter anyone 45 and older from being screened, experts […]